If you are confused by terms like cage-free, grass-fed and pasture-raised you are not alone. I advocate for a whole food, plant-based diet but I know that in the real world, people eat animals. Here are some guidelines and explanations of what you should buy and what to avoid at the grocery store for maximum health.
1) Avoid GMOs – always purchase these products Organic:
- Corn (any corn product such as tortilla chips)
- Soy (tofu, edamame, soy milk)
- Cotton (tampons)
- Sugar beets (anything with sugar)
- Summer squash
- Hawaiian papaya
**Corn, soy and sugar are common ingredients in other products. If the product you are buying is not labeled “Organic” you are eating GMO’s. Continue reading “Navigating the Grocery Store for Maximum Health”
I know it’s cliche but the new year is a good time to begin better habits. There is no better habit to adopt than eating a plant-based diet. I’ve made it easy to get the staples that you will need.
*MUST BE ORGANIC because it is on the dirty dozen list or may contain GMOs if it is not. Do you need your dirty dozen (most highly pesticided produce) and clean fifteen (can be conventional) list again? Don’t forget, that greens and hot peppers are super pesticided! https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/
Produce (go crazy, these are the basics)
Fruits – be sure to refer to the dirty dozen list! Continue reading “Plant-based Grocery List”
Jonathan R. Latham, PhD By training, I am a plant biologist. In the early 1990s I was busy making genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for
Source: Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs
Two months ago I switched to a 100% plant-based diet. I was dabbling in veganism, but I was definitely not a vegan. This transition was brought about by some health concerns. A plant-based diet has been scientifically proven to stave off chronic disease in general. Do you have any history of chronic disease in you family? Are you overweight or struggling with high blood pressure, or high cholesterol? If so, you might want to consider going vegan. That means no fish, meat, poultry, dairy, or eggs. As they say, anything with a face or a mother or came from anything with a face or a mother is off limits.
I have a long family history of heart disease. I have had high cholesterol for as long as I can remember. When I was 18 years old, my cholesterol was over 300. The doctor told me that I’d be lucky to live to be 30. I got the numbers down somewhat, but it was never below 250. Continue reading “Is Going Vegan Right for you?”
The Reuben sandwich, you either love it or hate it. I loved it in my former meat-eating life. Here is my vegan take on it.
Two to four slices of toasted bread, this will make enough for two sandwiches (I use Ezekiel bread)
whole grain mustard
half a container of sliced mushrooms (4 oz)
1/3 of a zucchini, sliced and cut into quarters
a few slices of onion Continue reading “Vegan Reuben Sandwich”